The New York Islanders have signed 24-year-old center Anders Lee to a four-year contract extension with an AAV of $3.75 million.
Lee had a breakout year in 2014-15, posting 25 goals and 41 points in his first full NHL season. Lee was a promising and key piece of the Islanders rounding the corner this season, looking like they’ve built a team built around a young group of players that could soon be a contender.
Anders Lee has signed a four-year deal, $3.75 million per year.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) June 30, 2015
Lee proved solid throughout the year, with a 1.2% score-adjusted CF%Rel. The four-year deal will buy the Islanders into his UFA eligibility, make a commitment to making him a part of the team’s core.
Here are some great stats on how Lee’s breakout year progressed from Micah Blake McCurdy.
Anders Lee had great shot metrics and enjoyed more and more ice time as the season wore on. Great signing. pic.twitter.com/XuhYXAahF5
— Micah Blake McCurdy (@IneffectiveMath) June 30, 2015
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Dustin Nelson writes about news and the Minnesota Wild for The Hockey Writers.